Ethiopia or something, people they become very distressed to see the bodily distress. To see thirst or hunger. They identify so strongly with thirst or hunger that if they see that they become very affected. Of course even a Vaishnava doesn’t want to see any one suffer. Vaishnava has a broader vision, beyond the body. The bodily suffering is due ultimately to our identification with the body. One should not just think how to relieve the immediate distress but how to permanently end it by giving spiritual knowledge.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986,26th August, SB class @ Detroit, USA